Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad System

“Everywhere West” along the CB&Q.

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This detailed map of the central United States north of the Missouri River shows the comprehensive railroad network that stretched toward the West at the end of the 19th century. The lines of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, emanating from Chicago, IL with endpoints in Billings, MT and Denver, CO, are shown in heavy black.

Other companies’ routes are shown in more colorful hues, presenting a vibrant depiction of the nation’s critical economic and transportation infrastructure. Important hubs like Des Moines, St. Paul, St. Louis, and Omaha are immediately apparent from their situation at the center of a web of railroads. Scores of small towns, many served by a robust system of electric interurbans, take their respective place along each line.

Topography is depicted in simple hachure and a variety of items of interest are labeled throughout the image, including Native American reservations, geographic features, and military forts. Printed in Chicago by Rand McNally in 1899.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1899

Author: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad

Sheet Width (in): 38

Sheet Height (in): 19

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Printed on thin paper with several splits and small tears at fold intersections, repaired on the verso with archival tape. A few small tears remain confined to the margins and there is a tiny chip in the center left of the sheet that just touches the neatline. About very good condition overall.

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